Woman Rams Car, Attacks Driver, Cops Say

A University City woman was in custody Friday for attacking another motorist after ramming into her car outside a mall near her home, then leading police on a leisurely road chase through the area, police said.

Thuy Nguyen, 29, is suspected of intentionally crashing her black Mercedes sedan into another vehicle in a parking lot at Regents Road and Arriba Street shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, San Diego police department spokesperson Monica Munoz said.  Nguyen then allegedly got out of her car and physically assaulted the other motorist before driving off.

Officers responded to the altercation on Nobel Drive near Towne Centre Drive.  Nguyen fled the scene driving through the area at "very slow speeds," Munoz said.

Eventually, the suspect ran over tire-flattening spike strips on La Jolla Village Drive, near Executive Way.  

"The strips flattened the tires on the Mercedes and the suspect stopped her vehicle and was arrested," Munoz said.

Nguyen was booked into county jail on suspicion of assault and evading police.

The victim was not seriously injured.

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